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Homer Bailey reiterates that he'll make his next start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Reds pitcher Homer Bailey said his knee feels better Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

Bailey added that he believes he'll have no problem making his next start. He was removed from Thursday's game after just five innings due to the injury. Following the start, the team announced Bailey would be ready to make his next start. Through 177 2/3 innings, Bailey has a 4.21 ERA. 

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Ubaldo Jimenez hits DL with ankle injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Orioles placed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list Friday, due to an ankle injury.

Jimenez apparently suffered the injury while walking in the parking lot Wednesday, as manager Buck Showalter told reporters. The extent of the injury is not yet known, however the All-Star break gives him some extra time to heal without missing multiple starts. 

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Adam Lind to miss 2-3 weeks with foot injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind's foot injury is not as serious as initially thought, reports SportsNet.ca Friday.

Lind was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a fracture in his foot according to reports Thursday, but further evaluation has given a much brighter picture. SportsNet.ca reports Lind will instead miss only another two-to-three weeks while healing. He will spend the next week or so in a walking boot before he takes his next step.  

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Jerry Sands needs season-ending wrist surgery
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Rays outfielder Jerry Sands will require surgery to repair a tendon injury in his left wrist, the Tampa Bay Times reports Friday.

Sands initially suffered the injury in late June and was expected to be out at least two weeks, however he apparently suffered some sort of setback. The exact nature of the injury is not yet known, but the Times reports the surgery will be a season-ending procedure. 

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Cast removed, Wil Myers making progress
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Rays outfielder Wil Myers had the cast removed from his right wrist, and has been cleared to resume some baseball activities, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Myers spent just over five weeks in a cast allowing the stress fracture in his wrist to heal, and he will likely begin taking steps forward shortly. He is aiming for a mid-August return.  

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Bud Norris to start Monday at Double-A
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Orioles pitcher Bud Norris will remain on an every-fifth-day schedule while pitching in Double-A Bowie, the team announced Friday.

Norris will pitch for Bowie Monday, and is slated to pitch five to six innings to keep his arm fresh. Norris will likely make just the one start, as he is eligible to return from the minors July 20. 

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Starling Marte unlikely to return before All-Star break
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is unlikely to return before the All-Star break, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Marte left the club to go on the bereavement list. He's struggled this season, hitting .256/.324/.383 over 308 at-bats. 

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Jason Castro returns after three games
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Astros catcher Jason Castro returned from a three-game absence due to discomfort in his left arm for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

Castro is in the starting lineup behind the plate and batting second for the start of the weekend series before the All-Star break. 

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Gerrit Cole not expected to be available when eligible
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole will likely not be ready to come off the disabled list when he's eligible, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Cole is eligible to return to action July 20, but manager Clint Hurdle said he does not expect Cole to be available that day. Cole is rehabbing from a lat injury. Over 85 2/3 innings, Cole has a 3.78 ERA.  

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Mike Moustakas returns following two-game absence
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas returned to the lineup Friday against the Tigers, after missing two straight games due to an illness. Moustakas is batting sixth and playing third base in his return. 

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